Softeco Oy

Itämerenkatu 5, 00180 Helsinki
Telephone +358 33 600424
Fax +358 33 600434

This company is main exhibitor of


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glasstec 2016 hall map (Hall 12): stand C35

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glasstec 2016 fairground map: Hall 12


Timo Suomi

Fertigung, Produktion

Kalevankatu 18a
00100 Helsinki, Finland



Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Glass processing and finishing
  • 02.09  Safety glass technology
  • 02.09.02  Laminated glass technology
  •  Laminated glass technology with foil for architectural glass

Laminated glass technology with foil for architectural glass

  • 02  Glass processing and finishing
  • 02.09  Safety glass technology
  • 02.09.02  Laminated glass technology
  •  Laminated glass technology with foil for automotive glass

Laminated glass technology with foil for automotive glass

  • 06  Contracting, consulting, engineering, services

Contracting, consulting, engineering, services

Our products

Product category: Laminated glass technology with foil for architectural glass

PVB shaping or stretching

PVB SHAPING OR STRETCHING prepares PVB interlayer sheets for the production of windscreens. It gives both commercial and economical benefits to the windscreen producer.• increases the aesthetic and comfort values of top-shaded windscreens
•gives savings of 15-25 % with top-shaded PVB and 10 % with uniformly coloured PVB


Clear, tinted and top-shaded PVB can be processed. The line is well adapted for shaping both refrigerated and interleaved PVB. It is equipped with automatic interleaf rolling-out system.

The machinery can be used for :
•shaping top-shaded or uniformly coloured PVB with the minimum radius of 2100 mm
•stretching PVB to optimal thickness within quality requirements
•cutting clear and tinted interlayer at any desired angle between 0-25º
•shaping, stretching and cutting machines can also be operated individually

Production Capacity
•Shaping: The operating speed for shaper SMF 3: 3m/min, for SMF 6: 6m/min
•Cutting: Max. speed for FCM cutter is 6 m/min; When used as a part of the line the cutting machine is synchronised with the shaper or relaxation module.
In optimal use, the line
•minimises waste
•offers considerable savings by more efficient use of PVB
•decreases stock items

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Product category: Laminated glass technology with foil for architectural glass

Laser Marking System

This fiber laser marking system applies for all types of glass materials, and can even be used on tempered and laminated glass. The marking system operates either as the stand alone marking station or it can be integrated to the production line. While integrated into the production system the operation can also be switched to the stand alone mode when necessary.

The large and protected marking field is available for various work piece sizes, shapes and materials. The cover of the marking field opens and closes automatically. The marking system is practically maintenance free and easy to customize according to customer product marking requirements.

Technical data

Operation via PC

Laser source: Fibre laser
Output: Laser power 10-50 W
Processing: head Welding head
Working area: 400x400 mm
Other sizes possible

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Product category: Contracting, consulting, engineering, services

E-approvals of automotive component

Geneva Agreement 1958

For safety reasons the EU countries and some 15 European countries have agreed about approvals for motor vehicle equipment and parts. All automotive components shall meet given requirements and shall be ­approved according to about 113 different ECE R rules.

Automotive glazings are covered by the ECE R-43 rule.


The products approved according to ECE R-43 rule are marked (E) and the products approved according to EU-directives are marked [e].

ECE R-approvals are accepted as equals to approvals according to directives. The number in the marking indicates the country having granted the approval.

E. g. (E 17) has been granted by Finnish authorities, and is valid in all countries recognizing the E approval.

Application for approval

Producers in a country which has signed and ratified the Geneva 1958 agreement can get the approvals from their own government if the country has accredited testing laboratories.

Producers of a non-signatory country shall nominate a representative in a signatory country for approval purposes. This company will be responsible for the approvals and for the producer’s quality. The ­representative will arrange the testing and apply for the approvals from his local transport ministry.

The approvals thus obtained will be valid in all signatory countries and in other countries recognizing the approvals.



The products are tested first and the factory’s quality plan has to be approved and the factory audited. Most tests will be made at the factory, others in the accredited laboratory of the signatory country. After obtaining successful test results the approvals will be granted.

Annual audits

Every 6-12 months the factory will be audited, the quality control system and documentation are inspected to ensure that the production fulfils the requirements.

After each audit a certificate is issued by the testing authority.

All test results and inspection reports are permanently registered by the ECE secretariat in Paris.

For windscreens each model has to be approved separately. Sidelites and backlites have group approvals by thickness. No testing of installed glass is required.

For automotive glasses the factory must have testing facilities with strictly defined minimum equipment.


The requirements of rear view mirrors are totally different from those for automotive glasses. Each mirror model shall be tested for the qualities of mirror-glass, frame and fixation to the vehicle.

If these tests are successful no further testing is required. No factory audits nor quality system inspection are done.

For mirrors the rules do not require any testing laboratory in the factory, but of course customers demand constant high quality, and some testing should be done for commercial reasons.

Although there are no specific requirements for QC in the mirror rule, the general principles of ECE R do govern also mirror manufacturing :
•2.3 The holder of the approval must in particular 
•2.3.1. Ensure the existence of procedures for effective control of the conformity of products ( vehicles, equipment or parts ) to the type approval.
•2.3.2. Have access to the testing equipment necessary for checking the conformity to each approval type.

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About us

Company details

Complete range of QC equipment for safety glazing.

Testing services for safety glazing. Security glass. Bullet resistant glass and IG-units.

Quality planning and procedures for automotive glass production.

Approval services according to ECE. e and DOT.

Development of equipment.

Production and marketing consultant for safety glass.

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Company data

Sales volume

1-2,5 Mio US $

Export content

max. 75%



Area of business
  • Glas processing and finishing
  • Contracting, Consulting, Engineering, Services
Target groups

Manufacturing, Processing and Finishing